The original Røde VideoMic is widely used for video production, and is a particular favourite for HD DSLR users. Now there is a VideoMic Pro offering new features specific to professional video.
Noise transference has been significantly reduced using both a revised, more elegant shock mounting system and a lightweight premium cable.
The VMP is smaller (15cm long), weighs 85g, and is also centrally balanced, making it mosre suitable for use in conjunction with low-cost camera stabilisation systems.
It has a super-cardioid condenser microphone, integrated foam windshield, 3.5mm stereo mini-jack output (dual mono), two step High Pass Filter (flat, 80Hz), three-position level control (-10dB, 0, +20dB), uses a 9v battery offering up to 70 hours battery life (alkaline). It has a camera shoe mount with 3/8-inch thread for boompole mounting, and comes with a DeadCat VMP furry windshield.
It will be on show at BVE 2011 on stand C-44 (www.sourcedistribution.co.uk).
By David Fox